Our Mission : Contribute to the development of a sugar cane industry that is efficient, globally competitive, and sustainable through transfer of improved technologies.


    Sugar Management Information System

    Creating a sustainable Sugar Cane Industry in Northern Belize

    Weather Monitoring for Northern Belize

    Farmer Field School

    Integrate Pest and Disease Management

Recent News

Strategic Development Plan (SDP)

The Elaboration of a Sugar Industry Strategic Development Plan was agreed to on January 22nd 2015. BY SUGAR INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS, TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED SOCIO-ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN NORTHERN…

Sirdi Farmer Field School Program – Training methodology in Better practices for Sugarcane production

The Sugar Industry Research& Development Institute of Belize (SIRDI) in collaboration with three high school from the northern District, namely Belize Adventist College (BAC) located in Calcutta village, Belize High School of…

Fifth Cohort of 234 farmers complete Farmer Field School

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, a graduation ceremony was held at the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI) compound to honor 234 farmers for completing all the Best Practices Modules given…

Our Departments:

Extension Department

The Technology Transfer Section in collaboration with the Research and Development Section is responsible to improve cane yields, the cost-effectiveness and net returns for the cane farmers implementing an efficient extension network, training courses, on-farm trials and demonstrations, field days and information dissemination. Read More…

Monitoring & Coordination

The role of the Monitoring and Coordination unit of SIRDI is to enhance capacities of sugar cane industry stakeholders to plan the development and implementation of a Sugar Industry Management Information System (SIMIS) for coordination and monitoring. Read More…

Research Department

The Belize Sugar Industry is currently heading in a direction of maximizing production in the same area. Plant nutrition turns into a key factor to increase productivity. Plant nutrition requires an investment from the farmer. Maximizing this investment by utilizing correct quantities of fertilizer applications start to become a key issue of the farmer as the farmers being to lower the cost of production. Read More…

Agriculture & Engineering

The introduction of effective and efficient technologies designed specifically for the mechanical production of sugarcane to assist the sugarcane growers of Belize in being more productive. The primary focus is that of land preparation, emphasising its importance and the proper execution of the different tasks required for sugarcane production. Read More…


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